Web 2.0: technological trends
- Hosted services
- CSS (user stylesheets, hacking with GreaseMonkey et al…)
- Web services APIs: REST, open APIs.
- Valid standard markup
- Design: rounded corners. (Incidental, insubstantial.)
- Semantic Web?
- Platform: the Web had become a platform.
- "O'Reilly considers that Eric Schmidt's abridged slogan, fight the Internet, encompasses the essence of Web 2.0: building applications and services around the unique features of the Internet, as opposed to expecting the Internet to suit as a platform (effectively "fighting the Internet")."
- Software above level of a single device.
- Lots of software components available
- Network of networks: mobile, music, video, communications… — all joining Web.
- Data lock-in: similar to vendor (eg, hardware) lock-in. Software API (lock-in) no longer give leverage.
- Architecture: database back-end, Web services API (eg, CDDB), rich client front-end, mobile device support, Rendezvous, not yet collaborative, no "architecture of participation".
- Mashups and syndication
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